Here's a few of my favorite interviews:
Alan Rickman has some great advice for artists: "Forget about acting. Go to art galleries, listen to music, learn about what's happening in the world." I love it. I felt so in tune with everything he was saying, I was literally shouting "I know, I completely agree!" at the computer screen.
I adore Jenna Fischer of "The Office" and her Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross is so wonderful. She may be a famous actress, but honest to God sounds like a friend I could chat about acting with over coffee. And boy, does she have some pretty crazy stories about getting started acting in L.A. Find the podcast interview HERE.
Ok, so it's not a full interview, but Ben Kingsley's clip from Inside the Actors Studio is good as a stand alone nugget of wisdom. "Actors are hunters, hunting the truth of the scene, the truth of the story, the integrity of what we're trying to do, the necessity, the urgency, the connection." Well said.
Julie Delpy is a gorgeous and talented French actress and director best known in the States for her lead role opposite Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise trilogy. If you haven't seen these films, you can find them here. I own them and have watched them a million times. Delpy is feminist, anti-Hollywood, and even writes and records the music for her films. I admire her bold, don't-give-a-damn style. She is a woman who doesn't ask for permission to make things and I love that.
Wishing you a Happy Friday!